Joel Isaacson is in his third season as equipment manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. He also served as equipment manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team at the Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship in March 2011 and the 2005 U.S. Men's University Select Team in Innsbruck, Austria.
Isaacson is the associate athletic director for external relations at Michigan Tech University. He is in charge of all corporate sponsorships, marketing, promotions and ticketing. Previously, he served as MTU's associate athletic director for compliance and operations.
Isaacson has served full time in the MTU athletic department for 12 years — the first four as equipment manager. He became operations manager and also took on NCAA compliance responsibilities in 2005. All told, Isaacson has a 14-year resume in the MTU athletics department since he served as manager for the hockey team while a student. He graduated with a degree in management information systems from Michigan Tech in 2001.
Isaacson resides in Hancock, Mich., with his wife, Kristi, and their children, Aidan and Kiera.